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Extreme Makeover Home Edition To Remodel 148 Year Old House

November 30, 2008 09:00 AM by Joe Reality

Ty Pennington In Red Jacket

On this week’s episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Ty Pennington and his team will travel to Holt, Michigan in order to help the Nickless family. The Nickless family consists of widow Arlene Nickless and her three sons. The Nickless family lives in dilapidated and crumbling house that was built in the 1860s.

Arlene Nickless was married to Tim Nickless, who was a true Renaissance man. Tim Nickless was a respected nurse, a gifted craftsman, mentor and environmentalist. Tim served as president of the Lansing Area Flying Aces model airplane club and was a member of the Arbor Day Society.

Tragically, Tim Nickless also suffered from Hepatitis C. On January 18, 2008, Tim lost his seven-year battle with the disease and passed away. Tim had planned on turning a 148 year old farmhouse into a dream home for the Nickless family. However, since Tim has passed away, Arlene and her three sons have been left alone to deal with repairs on the house. The house is suffering from deteriorating walls, floors and foundation. The old wiring is even a potential fire hazard.

Ty Pennington, his design team, local builder Mayberry Homes and hundreds of volunteers will work to rebuild the Nickless family home. The design team includes Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis, Ed Sanders and Rib Hillis. Extreme Makeover Home Edition airs on Sunday, November 30 from 8 PM to 9 PM ET on ABC.

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